Top 10 Tuesday — Cookbooks

1 Sep

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday challenge — This Book Is Making Me Hungry! — is one I love to write on. I love when I come across a book that includes food references that make me google the recipes. The last book that did that was The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz. The main characters were always nibbling on Bara Brith, a welsh tea bread. You can find that recipe and other reading-inspired treats HERE.

Besides fiction, I sometimes review cookbooks. Here are a few that were winners!

For more food-inspired posts, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.


Top Cookbooks


Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook

I made two of the recipes — Pumpkin Cheese Bread and Chicken Pockets — for a couple of church activities. They were a hit!



Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook

I made Blueberry Cream Pie from the Dessert section. Quick and easy, this pie was a big hit with my husband and daughter — 2 slices a piece! (Excuse the crust; it is hot and humid here in Georgia and it didn’t want to cooperate. My problem, not the cookbook’s!) With its crumb topping and delicious filling, it reminded us of lemon squares, but with bursting-blueberry flavor instead.


Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook proved to provide fun, good food and grandparent bonding time for my friend Laurie and her two granddaughters. I loaned her my copy to do some taste-testing of a couple of the recipes. She and her grands rated it a sure-fire winner! They had lots of fun creating food and memories.



The Essential Amish Cookbook

I made two recipes — Breakfast Casserole and Peanut Butter Dream Bars. Both were big hits. The instructions were easy to follow and the ingredients, many of which were in my pantry, easy to acquire. I made the Breakfast Casserole at our small cabin in the mountains. This make-ahead dish was easy to accomplish in my tiny kitchen, and it made a great pre-church meal


Favorite Flavors of Ireland

While the recipes take center stage in most cookbooks, Favorite Flavors of Ireland also has beautiful photographs and interesting information on Irish culture, food and festivals.


Gather Around The Amish Table

Beautiful photographs and stories of family and friends gathered around a table make this cookbook something special. And the recipes are for food you can actually serve to your family.






13 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Cookbooks”

  1. Astilbe September 1, 2020 at 9:56 am #

    I didn’t know the Berenstain bears had a cookbook.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • rbclibrary September 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

      Yep, isn’t that cool?

  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books September 1, 2020 at 11:18 am #

    I love that you added pictures of your creations! They look great. 🙂 I own a bunch of cookbooks but rarely ever try any recipes.

    • rbclibrary September 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

      I usually just search the internet.

  3. lydiaschoch September 1, 2020 at 11:20 am #

    The Amish have so many delicious recipes.

    My post .

    • rbclibrary September 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm #


  4. susanblogginboutbooks September 1, 2020 at 11:59 am #

    Those Amish cookbooks ALL sound amazing. I’ll have to check them out.

    I didn’t realize there was a Berenstain Bears cookbook! I used to DEVOUR that series when I was a kid. I’ll have to see if I can find the cookbook. So fun.

    Happy TTT!


    • rbclibrary September 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

      My friend and her grands had a great time with it.

  5. A ROOM OF MY OWN September 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

    those Amish cookbooks sound so interesting. I would likte to check them all out!

  6. Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh September 1, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    I just jotted down the three Amish cookbooks! I love the recipes you made! My kids would love to help out in the kitchen and make some of these!

    Happy TTT

  7. dinipandareads September 1, 2020 at 10:44 pm #

    Wow, all of these definitely made me hungry! Especially that blueberry cream pie coz it looks so good 😍 Great list!

  8. anovelglimpse September 2, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

    All of these cookbooks seem delightful!

  9. Carrie September 5, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

    definitely bookmarking this post!

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